A man who said he was infected with Covid-19 and threatened to spit at police has been issued with a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order banning him from Crawley town centre.

Odiaka Ikpade, 24, of Dunheved Road West, Thornton Heath, was later charged with failing to comply with a community protection notice, criminal damage and three counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker. 

Police say he was taken into custody where he again threatened staff and spat over the floor of a police cell.

Ikpade was also given a six-month drug rehabilitation requirement and a
12-week suspended prison sentence.